We have an excellent line-up of speakers for our research seminar series this year. Here are the details for semester one.

Some of the talks are in person and some online. Unless otherwise indicated, the in-person talks take place at 12 noon on Wednesdays in room 205 in our Squires Annexe building.

You can find directions to the campus and a campus map here:


We will also be streaming the in-person seminars so you can join them online.

For the link to online events, please email Billy Clark: billy.clark@northumbria.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 November, in-person:

Rachael Bailes, Newcastle University

‘Information uniformity in linguistic planning: form and function for noise resistance’

Wednesday 17 November, online:

Veronika Koller, Lancaster University (with Jess Aiston, Alexandra Krendel and Mark McGlashan)

‘Introducing Mantrap: Misogyny and the red pill’

Content Warning: this talk will deal with difficult topics which some audience members may find disturbing

Wednesday 24 November, in-person, starts at 11am:

Alex Leung, Northumbria University

title TBC

Wednesday 8 December, online:

Mel Evans, University of Leeds

‘When Oroonoko is not enough: computational stylistics and Aphra Behn’s prose fiction’

For any queries, please contact Billy Clark: billy.clark@northumbria.ac.uk